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Yamaha P-155 Owner's Manual

Yamaha P-155 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1 D I G I T A L P I A N O P I A N O N U M E R I Q U E Owner’s Manual Bedienungsanleitung Mode d’emploi Manual de instrucciones...
  • Page 2: Special Message Section

    This product should be used only with the components sup- plied or; a cart, rack, or stand that is recommended by Yamaha. If a cart, etc., is used, please observe all safety markings and instructions that accompany the accessory product.
  • Page 3 Com- pliance with FCC regulations does not guarantee that * This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA. OBSERVERA! Apparaten kopplas inte ur växelströmskällan (nätet) så...
  • Page 4 • Use the specified adaptor (PA-301, PA-300B, or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha) only. Using the wrong adaptor can result in damage to the instrument or overheating. • Check the electric plug periodically and remove any dirt or dust which may have accumulated on it.
  • Page 5 AC power adaptor from the wall AC outlet. This product incorporates and bundles computer programs and contents in which Yamaha owns copyrights or with respect to which it has license to use others’ copyrights. Such copyrighted materials include, without limitation, all computer software, style files, MIDI files, WAVE data, musical scores and sound recordings.
  • Page 6: Introduction

    AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling This digital piano offers a rich and versatile range of sounds, which are created using Yamaha’s proprietary sampling tone-generation system, “AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling.” AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) is a sampling system that creates sounds close to those of an acoustic instrument by digitally recording the sounds of an instrument and applying high-quality digital filtering technology to the recorded...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents This manual consists of three main sections: Introduction, Reference and Appendix. Introduction Please read this section first. Main Features... 6 Accessories ... 6 Panel Controls and Terminals... 8 Before Using the Instrument ... 10 Turning the Power On ...10 Setting the Volume ...10 Using the Pedals...11 Using Headphones ...11...
  • Page 8: Panel Controls And Terminals

    Panel Controls and Terminals Panel Controls and Terminals A-1 B-1 Front panel [STANDBY/ON] switch For turning the power on or off. [MASTER VOLUME] dial For adjusting the volume level of the entire sound. [DEMO] button For playing the demo songs. [TRANSPOSE] button For shifting the pitch of the entire keyboard up or down.
  • Page 9: Rear Panel

    !5 !6 F3 G3 Rear panel USB [TO DEVICE] terminal For connecting the instrument to a USB storage device, allowing saving/loading of data to and from the connected device. AUX OUT [L/L+R][R] jacks For connecting an external tone generator, allowing you to play the sound of that device via the instrument’s internal sound sys- tem and speakers.
  • Page 10: Before Using The Instrument

    Plug the AC adaptor into an AC outlet. WARNING Use the specified adaptor (PA-301, PA-300B or an equivalent recom- mended by Yamaha) only. The use of other adaptors may result in irreparable damage to both the adaptor and the Instrument. CAUTION Unplug the AC Power Adaptor when not using the Instrument, or during electrical storms.
  • Page 11: Using The Pedals

    CAUTION The speakers are automatically shut off when a plug is inserted into this jack. • Optional headphones: HPE-150 Yamaha headphones Music Rest The instrument includes a music rest that can be attached to the instrument by inserting it into the holes at the top of the control panel.
  • Page 12: Reference

    ([STRINGS/OTHERS] o 1) • The demonstration song of CHURCH ORGAN features short rearranged excerpts of the original composition. • All songs except CHURCH ORGAN are original (© 2008 Yamaha Corporation). Press the [DEMO] or [STOP] button to stop the Voice demo.
  • Page 13: Using The 50 Piano "Preset" Songs

    Using the 50 Piano “Preset” Songs Listening to the 50 Piano Preset Songs The instrument provides performance data of 50 piano songs. You can simply listen to these songs (page 60) or use them for practice (page 14). Press the [SONG SELECT] button a few times until the “PRESET”...
  • Page 14: Practicing A One-Hand Part Using The 50 Preset Songs (Part Cancel Function)

    Using the 50 Piano “Preset” Songs Practicing a One-Hand Part Using the 50 Preset Songs (Part Cancel Function) The 50 preset songs have separate left- and right-hand parts on individual parts. You can turn the left- and right-hand parts on or off as required so you can practice the corresponding part (the part that is turned off) on the keyboard.
  • Page 15: A-B Repeat For The 50 Preset Songs

    A-B Repeat for the 50 Preset Songs The A-B Repeat function can be used to continuously repeat a specified phrase within a preset song. Combined with the Part Cancel function (page 14), this provides an excellent way to practice diffi- cult phrases.
  • Page 16: Selecting & Playing Voices

    Selecting & Playing Voices Selecting & Playing Voices Selecting Voices Select the desired voice by pressing one of the Voice buttons. [STRINGS/OTHERS] button Pressing the [STRINGS/OTHERS] voices. Display STRINGS 1 STRINGS 2 CHURCH ORGAN 2 HARPSICHORD E.CLAVICHORD VIBRAPHONE CHOIR GUITAR WOOD BASS BASS &...
  • Page 17: Combining Voices (Dual)

    Combining Voices (Dual) You can play voices simultaneously across the entire range of the keyboard. In this way, you can combine similar voices to create a thicker sound. Press two voice buttons at the same time (or press one voice button while holding another) to engage Dual.
  • Page 18: Splitting The Keyboard Range And Playing Two Different Voices ([Split])

    Selecting & Playing Voices Splitting the Keyboard Range and Playing Two Different Voices ([SPLIT]) Split enables you to play two different voices on the keyboard — one with the left hand and another with the right hand. For example, you can play a bass part using the Wood Bass or Electric Bass voice with the left hand, and a melody with the right hand.
  • Page 19 Press a voice button to select a voice for the right hand. If you want to use a voice selected via the button several times to call up the desired voice. The voice [STRINGS/OTHERS] number of the [STRINGS/OTHERS] Press the corresponding voice button while holding the [SPLIT] button to select a voice for the left hand.
  • Page 20: Adding Variations To The Sound - [Brilliance]/[Reverb]/ [Effect]/"Damper Resonance

    Selecting & Playing Voices Adding Variations to the Sound – [BRILLIANCE]/ [REVERB]/[EFFECT]/“Damper Resonance” [BRILLIANCE] You can use this control to adjust the brilliance of the tone and change the tonality to suit your preference. Bright tone BRIGHT: Standard tone NORMAL: MELLOW: Soft and mellow tone To select a brilliance type, press the...
  • Page 21: Damper Resonance

    [EFFECT] button allows you to select an effect to give your sound greater depth and [EFFECT] animation. OFF: When no effect is selected, no EFFECT indicator is lit. CHORUS: A shimmering, broadening effect. PHASER: Adds a sweeping effect to the sound. TREMOLO: Adds an animated, vibrating effect to the sound.
  • Page 22: Touch Sensitivity - [Touch]

    Selecting & Playing Voices Touch Sensitivity – [TOUCH] [TOUCH] You can select four different types of keyboard touch sensitivity — HARD, MEDIUM, SOFT or FIXED — to match different playing styles and preferences. HARD: Requires that the keys be played quite hard to produce maximum loud- ness.
  • Page 23: Transposition - [Transpose]

    Transposition – [TRANSPOSE] The instrument’s Transpose function makes it possible to shift the pitch of the entire keyboard up or down in semitone intervals to facilitate playing in difficult key signatures, and to let you easily match the pitch of the keyboard to the range of a singer or other instruments. For example, if you set the transposition amount to “5,”...
  • Page 24: Using The Metronome

    Selecting & Playing Voices Using the Metronome The instrument features a built-in metronome for convenience in practicing and use with the Recording features. Press the [METRONOME] button to start the metro- nome. The metronome sound is turned on. Adjusting the tempo The tempo of the metronome and song recorder playback (the recorder is described in the next section) can be set from 32 to 280 beats per minute by using the...
  • Page 25: Recording Your Performance

    Recording Your Performance The ability to record and play back what you’ve played on the keyboard can be an effective practice aid. You can, for example, record just the left-hand part, and then practice the right-hand part while playing back the recorded left-hand part. Or, since you can record up to two parts separately, you could record the left- and right-hand parts separately, or record both parts of a duet and hear how they sound when played back.
  • Page 26: [Split] Button

    Recording Your Performance Press the [REC] button to engage Record Ready mode. This automatically selects an empty file (U01–U03) for recording and makes the RIGHT part’s indicator turn red. If all file numbers contain recorded data, File U01 will be selected. This simply enables recording; to start recording, go on to step indicator will flash at the current METRONOME tempo [PLAY/PAUSE]...
  • Page 27: Re-Recording A Previously Recorded Song

    Re-recording a previously recorded song If you are not satisfied with the recording, you can record it again. Using the following operation. Select a voice or voices (and other settings) for recording, if necessary. Repeat step on page 25 if you wish to change the previous settings. Press the [REC] button again to re-engage Record Ready mode.
  • Page 28: Recording To Right/Left

    Recording Your Performance Recording to RIGHT/LEFT This lets you record the right and left parts separately. Since you can record the left part while play- ing back the right, this is useful for independently recording both parts of a duet. Make all the initial settings.
  • Page 29 Recording Your Performance The song recorder records the following data: Data in addition to the notes and voices you play is recorded. This data includes “Individual Parts” and “Entire Song.” See below. Individual Parts • Notes played • Voice selection •...
  • Page 30: Changing The Initial Settings (Data Recorded At The Beginning Of A Song)

    Recording Your Performance Changing the Initial Settings (data recorded at the beginning of a song) The initial settings (data recorded at the beginning of a song) can be changed after the recording. For example, after recording, you can change the voice to create a different ambience or adjust the song tempo to your taste.
  • Page 31: Handling Recorded Songs With A Usb Storage Device

    Handling Recorded Songs with a USB Storage Device You can handle recorded songs (save, load, and delete) with a USB storage device. You can also for- mat the device or media. Before using a USB device, read the “Precautions when using the USB [TO DEVICE] terminal” sec- tion on page 53.
  • Page 32: Saving A Song

    Handling Recorded Songs with a USB Storage Device Saving a Song Select a “USER” file to save. Select a “USER” file to save by using the buttons. Select a “USB” file in the device and save the “USER” file. After making sure that the USB storage device is connected to the instrument, press the [FILE] button (the “SAVE TO USB”...
  • Page 33: Loading A Song

    Loading a Song CAUTION If the “USER” file (U03) on the instrument already contains data, this operation can result in overwriting of the data. Make sure to save important data to your computer beforehand. Select a “USB” file in the device. After making sure that the USB storage device is connected to the instrument, press the button (the “LOAD TO USER.”...
  • Page 34: Deleting Song Files

    Handling Recorded Songs with a USB Storage Device Deleting Song Files 1 2 3 Select a “USB” file to be deleted. Press the button. (The “DEL./FORMAT” indicator lights.) Then, hold the [FILE] button, simultaneously press the [FILE] be deleted. Two types of files will be displayed in order: •...
  • Page 35: Formatting The Usb Storage Device

    Formatting the USB Storage Device CAUTION If data is already saved to the USB storage device, be careful not to format it. If you format the device, all the previously saved data will be deleted. Engage the file operation mode. Press the button.
  • Page 36: Playing Back "User" And "Usb" Songs

    Playing Back “USER” and “USB” Songs Playing Back “USER” and “USB” Songs The following types of songs are available. You can simply listen to these songs or use them for practice (pages 14, 15). “USER” songs • Songs (U01–U03) which you recorded to the instrument by using the record function (page 25).
  • Page 37: Turning Part Playback On And Off

    Press the [SONG SELECT] button (the USER or USB indicator lights). Press the [–/NO] [+/YES] buttons to select a song (Uxx*)/(xxx*) or (Sxx*)/(xxx*). The letters “xx” represent the song number. Press the [PLAY/PAUSE] button to start playback. The current measure number appears on the display during playback. •...
  • Page 38: Detailed Settings - [Function]

    Detailed Settings – [FUNCTION] Detailed Settings – [FUNCTION] You can set various parameters to make the best use of instrument functions, such as fine tuning the pitch or selecting a scale, etc. The following parameters are available. This instrument has eight main functions. Some of these main functions consist of a set of sub-functions.
  • Page 39: Basic Procedure In Function

    Basic Procedure in Function Follow the steps below to use the functions. If you become lost while using a function, return to this page and read the basic procedure. Press the [TEMPO/FUNCTION] button to enter the Function. [FUNCTION] indicator lights. Desired function Sub- function Use the [TEMPO/FUNCTION –, +] buttons to select the desired function from F1–F8.
  • Page 40: About Each Function

    Detailed Settings – [FUNCTION] About Each Function The explanations here apply when entering the Function in step 5 on page 39. F1. Fine Tuning of the Pitch You can fine tune the pitch of the entire instru- ment. This function is useful when you play the instrument along with other instruments or CD music.
  • Page 41: F3. Dual Functions

    F2.2: Base Note If you select a scale other than Equal Temperament, you need to specify the root. (You can also specify the root note with Equal Temperament selected, but it will have no effect. The base note setting is effective for tunings other than the Equal Temperament tuning.) Setting range: C, C#, D, Eb, E, F, F#, G, Ab, A, Bb, B...
  • Page 42: F4. Split Functions

    Detailed Settings – [FUNCTION] F4. Split Functions This menu enables you to make various detailed settings for Split. By changing the split point or other setting, you can optimize the settings for the songs you play. Be sure to select the Split by pressing the [SPLIT] button before engaging Function.
  • Page 43: F5. Other Functions

    F5. Other Functions This section provides a variety of other func- tions, including letting you assign the opera- tion of the AUX pedal to one of several settings, and allowing you to select specific song channels for playback. F5.1: AUX Pedal Setting range: 1.
  • Page 44: F6. Metronome Volume

    Detailed Settings – [FUNCTION] F6. Metronome Volume Use this function to adjust the metronome vol- ume. Setting range: 1–20 Default setting: 10 NOTE SHORTCUT: You can jump directly to the metronome functions ing the [TEMPO/FUNCTION] button while holding the [METRO- NOME] button.
  • Page 45 F7.5: Control Change ON/OFF Normally the instrument will respond to MIDI control change data received from an external MIDI device or keyboard, causing the voice on the corresponding chan- nel to be affected by pedal and other “control” settings received from the controlling device (the keyboard voice is not affected).
  • Page 46: F8. Backup Functions

    Detailed Settings – [FUNCTION] F8. Backup Functions You can back up some settings, such as voice selection and reverb type, so that they will not be lost when you turn off the power to the instrument. If the backup function is turned on, the settings at power off are effective.
  • Page 47: Connections

    Connections Connectors CAUTION Before connecting the instrument to other electronic components, turn off the power to all the components. Before turn- ing the power on or off to all components, set all volume levels to minimum (0). Otherwise, electrical shock or damage to the components may result.
  • Page 48 Connections 3 MIDI [IN] [OUT] terminals Use MIDI cables to connect external MIDI devices to these connectors. Receives MIDI data. MIDI [IN]: Transmits MIDI data. MIDI [OUT]: Refer to the “Connecting a Personal Computer” on page 50. About MIDI MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a standard format for data transmission/ reception.
  • Page 49: Connecting To A Usb Storage Device

    Connecting to a USB storage device To connect to a USB storage device, be sure to read the section “Precautions when using the USB [TO DEVICE] terminal” on page 53. To display the data in the USB storage device To view the data of the USB storage device on the display, press the few times until the “USB”...
  • Page 50: Connecting A Personal Computer

    You can download the USB MIDI interface driver and Musicsoft Downloader (MSD). Please check the following URL for the latest version. download/ NOTE For information on setting up your sequence software, refer to the owner’s manual of the relevant software.
  • Page 51: Transmitting Song Data Between The Computer And The Instrument

    In addition to the demo songs and the 50 piano preset songs stored in this instrument, you can play data for other song by loading it from a connected computer. To be able to use this function, you must first download Musicsoft Downloader from Yamaha website. System requirement for Musicsoft Downloader •...
  • Page 52: Data Backup Using A Computer

    Data Backup Using a Computer Data Backup Using a Computer For maximum data security Yamaha recommends that you save your important data to your com- puter by using the Musicsoft Downloader (MSD) software. This provides a convenient backup if the internal memory is damaged.
  • Page 53: Precautions When Using The Usb [To Device] Terminal

    • USB storage devices (flash memory, floppy disk drive, hard disk drive, etc.) The instrument does not necessarily support all commer- cially available USB devices. Yamaha cannot guarantee operation of USB devices that you purchase. Before pur- chasing a USB device for use with this instrument, please visit the following web page:
  • Page 54: Handling The Floppy Disk Drive (Fdd) And Floppy Disks (Optional)

    To maintain the disk drive in optimum working order Yamaha recommends that you use a commercially-avail- able dry-type head cleaning disk to clean the head about once a month. Ask your Yamaha dealer about the avail- ability of proper head cleaning disks. About Floppy Disks Handle floppy disks with care, and follow...
  • Page 55: Message List

    Message List Message Displayed after factory presets are recalled. CAUTION Do not turn off the power of the instrument when “CLr” appears in the display. Doing so may delete all song data in the instrument, including external songs (page 36). Displayed when Musicsoft Downloader is started on a computer connected to the instrument.
  • Page 56: Troubleshooting

    [USB] indicator after turning the [USB] indicator off by pressing the [SONG SELECT] button. If the device is still not recognized, it may not be supported by Yamaha. Only use devices supported by Yamaha (pages 53). The USB storage device is not compatible with the instrument.
  • Page 57: Preset Voice List

    Preset Voice List Voice Stereo Voice Name Number Sampling GRAND PIANO 1 Ø GRAND PIANO 2 Ø ELECTRIC PIANO 1 — ELECTRIC PIANO 2 — JAZZ ORGAN — CHURCH ORGAN 1 Ø STRINGS/OTHERS Voice Stereo Display Voice Name Number Sampling STRINGS 1 Ø...
  • Page 58: Index

    Index Index Numerics 50 Piano Preset Songs ...13 A-B Repeat...15 Adjust Tempo (50 Piano Preset Songs) ...13 Tempo (Recorded Songs) ...37 Volume (Metronome) ...44 ALL (display) ...13 AUX OUT [L/L+R] [R] jacks ...47 AUX Pedal ...11, 43 [AUX PEDAL] jack ...48 Backup (data) ...52 Backup Functions...46 [BRILLIANCE] button ...20...
  • Page 59 n y (display) ...55 n–Y (display) ...55 Other Functions ...43 Part Cancel...14 Part Playback On and Off ...37 Pedal Type ...43 Pedals ...11 [PHONES] jack ...11 Pitch ➝ Fine Tuning of the Pitch...40 [PLAY/PAUSE] button ...13, 37 Play/Pause playback Demo Songs...12 Recorded Songs ...36 Playing Back Songs...36 Practicing a One-Hand Part Using the 50 Preset Songs14...
  • Page 60: Appendix

    Appendix Preset Song List / Liste der voreingestellten Songs / Liste des morceaux prédéfinis / Lista de canciones preseleccionadas Preset Song List / Liste der voreingestellten Songs / Liste des morceaux prédéfinis / Lista de canciones preseleccionadas Invention No. 1 Invention No.
  • Page 61: Factory Setting List

    Factory Setting List / Liste der Vorgabeeinstellungen / Liste des réglages / Lista de ajustes de fábrica Factory Setting List / Liste der Vorgabeeinstellungen / Liste des réglages / Lista de ajustes de fábrica Voice Dual Split Split Left Voice Brilliance Reverb Type Reverb Depth...
  • Page 62: Midi Data Format

    MIDI Data Format / MIDI-Datenformat / Format des données MIDI / Formato de datos MIDI MIDI Data Format / MIDI-Datenformat / Format des données MIDI / Formato de datos MIDI If you’re already very familiar with MIDI, or are using a computer to control your music hardware with computer-generated MIDI messages, the data provided in this section can help you to control the instrument.
  • Page 63 All Note Off message occurs. P-155 Owner’s Manual / Bedienungsanleitung / Mode d’emploi / Manual de instrucciones 7. SYSTEM EXCLUSIVE MESSAGES (Yamaha MIDI Format) Panel Data Transmit Data format: [F0H] -> [43H] -> [0nH] -> [7CH] -> ... -> [F7H]...
  • Page 64 Data format: [F0H] -> [43H] -> [1nH] -> [4CH] -> [hhH] -> [mmH] -> [llH] -> [ddH] ->...-> [F7H] F0H = Exclusive status 43H = YAMAHA ID 1nH = When received, n=0–F. When transmitted, n=0. 4CH = Model ID of XG...
  • Page 65 MIDI Data Format / MIDI-Datenformat / Format des données MIDI / Formato de datos MIDI <Table 1> MIDI Parameter Change table (SYSTEM) Address (H) Size (H) Data (H) 00 00 00 020C - 05F4* 00 - 7F TOTAL SIZE *Values lower than 020CH select -50 cents. Values higher than 05F4H select +50 cents. <Table 2>...
  • Page 66: Midi Implementation Chart

    MIDI Implementation Chart / MIDI-Implementierungstabelle / Feuille d’implémentation MIDI / Gráfico de implementación MIDI MIDI Implementation Chart / MIDI-Implementierungstabelle / Feuille d’implémentation MIDI / Gráfico de implementación MIDI P-155 Owner’s Manual / Bedienungsanleitung / Mode d’emploi / Manual de instrucciones...
  • Page 67 MIDI Implementation Chart / MIDI-Implementierungstabelle / Feuille d’implémentation MIDI / Gráfico de implementación MIDI P-155 Owner’s Manual / Bedienungsanleitung / Mode d’emploi / Manual de instrucciones...
  • Page 68: Specifications

    Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to change or modify products or specifications at any time without prior notice. Since specifications, equipment or options may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer. * Die technischen Daten und Beschreibungen in dieser Bedienungsanleitung die- nen nur der Information.
  • Page 69 Information for Users on Collection and Disposal of Old Equipment This symbol on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying documents means that used electrical and electronic products should not be mixed with general household waste. For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products, please take them to applicable collection points, in accordance with your national legislation and the Directives 2002/96/EC.
  • Page 70 Information concernant la Collecte et le Traitement des déchets d’équipements électriques et électroniques Le symbole sur les produits, l’emballage et/ou les documents joints signifie que les produits électriques ou électroniques usagés ne doivent pas être mélangés avec les déchets domestiques habituels. Pour un traitement, une récupération et un recyclage appropriés des déchets d’équipements électriques et électroniques, veuillez les déposer aux points de collecte prévus à...
  • Page 71 For details of products, please contact your nearest Yamaha representative or the authorized distributor listed below. Pour plus de détails sur les produits, veuillez-vous adresser à Yamaha ou au distributeur le plus proche de vous figurant dans la liste suivante.
  • Page 72 Yamaha Home Keyboards Home Page Yamaha Manual Library U.R.G., Pro Audio & Digital Musical Instrument Division, Yamaha Corporation © 2008 Yamaha Corporation WQ76270 812POCP?.?-01A0 Printed in Japan...

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